The reinvention of Lara Croft is coming next spring, and it looks like it might be a little painful for this young adventurer.
Earlier this month came news that Crystal Dynamics’ reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise was getting pushed out of 2012 into 2013. The long and the short of it is that Tomb Raider simply wasn’t done cooking and the developer wanted more time to work on it.
Now, word is out that Tomb Raider will be coming to the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on March 5th as Crystal Dynamics and new publisher Square Enix begin Lara again. The story will take place in the present and give us a 21-year-old version of the globe-trotting explorer who’s just getting her feet wet with international adventure—literally, after the ship crashes carrying her to an excavation site.
The new trailer shows Lara doing what she’ll one day do best, exploring an island in the Devil’s Triangle and attempting to survive the traps and killers inhabiting it. “Gritty” is maybe not the right word for it, but the trailer shows a game that looks like it’s going to be way more visceral, with Lara set to take a lot more knocks than she did in past games.
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